The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Like Camelot or Shangri-La, Lindisfarne has a magical name, yet it is a real place, amid the beautiful Northumberland Coast

AFTER visiting the Farne Islands, I drove to Lindisfarne, the ancient monastic retreat that is also known as Holy Island, the Holy Island, or, as in this road sign, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, a name that removes all confusion.

A winery named after a saint sounds like a bit of a contradiction in terms, but there you are anyway!

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Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker

Traveller, journalist, author of 18 books and of 300 blog posts on Medium and on my website a-maverick.com.